Senior Software Engineer

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.


Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our growing cloud development team and help us deliver high quality software for computer security. We follow an Agile methodology with frequent, iterative releases to our live AWS environment. 

The team develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, all implemented in our Sophos Central platform.  We are primarily focused on the delivery of new features, with an exciting roadmap of projects ahead of us. Recent highlights for the team have been releasing additional features for Sophos’ Intercept X Nextgen product, namely Live Response which enhances remote threat detection and remediation across endpoint estates.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies, working across the full software stack and contributing to infrastructure, data storage, microservices, front end UI and test automation.


Main Duties

  • Contribute to development across the full software stack by designing and implementing product components with test coverage and automation, to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements
  • Be involved in project planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
    • Work with the team to analyse and understand project requirements
    • Investigate, present and recommend technical implementation designs and technologies to use in products
    • Participate in the design of products in line with asset technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements
  • Mentor more junior members of the team through pair programming and code reviews
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
  • Participate in security reviews of new developments to ensure that released products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice, including analysing product security concerns and presenting security documentation
  • Actively contribute to code reviews to aid quality and correctness in the immediate and wider teams
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed


Skills & Experience


  • Experience in full stack software development using Java and JavaScript.
  • Confidence in designing, implementing and testing software systems and components
  • Effective communicator with different types of audience
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role
  • Technical problem solving
  • BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience



  • Demonstrable expertise in building cloud scale software solutions on the AWS platform
  • Use of Typescript and Angular for building single page web applications
  • Familiarity with Spring/Spring Boot
  • Designing performance solutions with No-SQL databases, specifically mongoDB, DynamoDB and ElasticSearch.


Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.


At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.